Guan Hu (Chinese: 管虎; pinyin: Guǎn Hǔ, born August 1, 1968) is a sixth generation Chinese film director.[1]

Guan Hu
管虎
BornAugust 1, 1968 (1968-08) (age 53)
Beijing, China
OccupationFilm director
Years active1990s-2000s
Spouse(s)
(m. 2005)
AwardsNETPAC Award:
2002 Eyes of a Beauty (Hawaii)

CareerEdit

A graduate of the class of 1991 of the Beijing Film Academy, Guan became the youngest director in the Beijing Film Studio. In the 1990s, Guan directed a handful of films making a name as an important voice of the sixth generation, most notably with his debut, 1994's Dirt. A portrayal of Beijing's rock music scene, Dirt was filmed on a shoestring budget and was funded primarily by lead actress, Kong Lin.[2] Dirt is often compared with another major sixth generation film about the Beijing rock scene, Zhang Yuan's Beijing Bastards. Unlike that film, Guan Hu paid nearly US$2000 for state studio affiliation, allowing the film to be distributed in China and screened abroad with approval from state regulators.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1994 Dirt 头发乱了 Directorial debut
1996 Cello in a Cab 浪漫街头 Also known as The Street Rhapsody
1999 Farewell Our 1948 再见,我们的一九四八 Huabiao Awards for Best New Director - Won
2002 Eyes of a Beauty 西施眼 Beijing College Student Film Festival for Most Popular Film - Won
2009 Cow 斗牛 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay - Won
2012 Design of Death 杀生 49th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominated
2013 The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel 厨子戏子痞子 Beijing College Student Film Festival for Best Director - Won
China Film Director's Guild Awards for Best Director - Nominated
2015 Mr. Six 老炮儿 China Film Director's Guild Awards for Best Director - Won
20th Huading Awards for Best Director - Won
2017 Golden Rooster Awards for Best Writing - Won
52nd Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
10th Asian Film Awards for Best Director - Nominated
2016 Run for Love 奔爱
2019 My People, My Country 我和我的祖国 [3]
2020 The Eight Hundred 八佰
2020 The Sacrifice 金刚川

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhang, Zhen (2007), The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century, Page 54. Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-4074-7. Google Book Search. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  2. ^ a b Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 142-43. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.
  3. ^ ""我和我的祖国"七大导演首曝时尚大片 陈凯歌徐峥宁浩管虎强强联手 献礼建国70年". Mtime (in Chinese). April 25, 2019.

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